UPDATE (11:44PM) from the City of Jackson:
Repairs have been made and the City of Jackson’s water system is stabilizing. The temporary outage was due to weather-related issues at the O.B. Curtis facility and a valve issue at the J.H. Fewell facility. All repairs have been made and service is being restored to the system. A boil water notice is issued system-wide. Customers are asked to limit water usage until Friday morning.
JACKSON, Miss. – The City of Jackson Public Works Department is working to resolve an issue that has customers with low water pressure, or no water at all.
The city also issued a precautionary boil water notice for the entire water system. The notice will be lifted after 2 consecutive days of clear sampling.
The city said in a press release Thursday, crews are working to resolve a valve issue at the J.H. Fewell facility due to weather-related power outages at the O.B. Curtis facility.
According to the city, these issues have led widespread outages in the City of Jackson.
Crews expect to have the problems fixed quickly and water restored to the system’s customers.
Several businesses closed early Thursday after losing water.
Jeff Good, Co-owner of Bravo!, Broad Street, and Sal & Mookie’s told us the water issues have reached a critical point.
“This latest episode speaks clearly to the critical point we have reached, we must find the path to decisive and thorough renovation of Mississippi’s capital city,” Good explained.
This comes after an emergency notice from the city for customers to limit water usage Thursday.